The Miami Heat waived Chris Bosh in July after an NBA doctor affirmed that Bosh’s blood clot was a career-ending illness. Pat Riley announced that the Heat would retire his No. 1 jersey, and it looked like Bosh’s illustrious, though prematurely ended, career was over.
Not so fast.
In a podcast appearance, the former Heat player didn’t close the door on a return to basketball.
“That’s still there in front of me,” Bosh said on The Full 48 podcast hosted by Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. “The window is still open. Once I close the doors, it’s closed. I don’t open it back up. That’s kind of me as a human being. That’s just one of the things about me. … But yeah, for me, I don’t close anything until I’m officially done. So until that day, I will definitely let everybody know when that day comes, if it comes soon.
“I still, of course, work out and everything. I’m still doing work on the court. That’s very important to me. I’m still keeping my options open for the future. I know a lot of people don’t know that, but don’t write me off just yet.”
My colleague Matt Pineda reported that Bosh attended a Los Angeles Lakers practice session a couple months ago.
In the interview, Bosh also said that his relationship with the Heat — which grew tense after Bosh’s second occurrence of blood clots — has improved. He said that the two sides talk on a continual basis.
But don’t think that Bosh will wear a Heat uniform anytime soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, Bosh has put his home in Miami Beach on the market for $18 million.